We’re doomed!

As if we didn’t have enough to worry about, The Guardian lists ten worst-case scenarios ranging from exploding supervolcanoes to hyper-intelligent robots enslaving us all. I love this stuff.





0 responses to “We’re doomed!”

  1. Isn’t this the sort of thing an enterprising journalist (like yourself) will file away to bring out in 20 years time when we’ve been devastated by a completely different catastrophe, to say ‘see how they had no idea this was coming =- it’s not even on the list!’ (e.g. 9/11, the internet, HIV)?

  2. Derek

    That’s fantastic!

    My personal favourite is No.10 – swallowed up by an artificially-created black hole. I used to study this kind of stuff at uni and I understand why the danger factor is 10. We would stand no chance! Thankfull, the chances of happening are “exceedingly low”.

    I’m sure I read something recently about physicists creating something in a particle collision that closely resembled a black hole, but it only lasted for about one million million million millionths of a second or thereabouts.

  3. Gary

    I suspect that when the world ends, it’ll be because of stupidity rather than nature or evil. So the accidental creation of a black hole that swallows the Earth is the most likely :-)